Friday, February 5, 2016

Top 12 from January

1.  Lots of games (and a few temper tantrums because of losing)

2.  play closet under the stairs and the playroom get a MUCH needed clean out

3.  Lots of playing with Christmas toys

4.  first (of many I'm sure) trips to High Heaven

5.  family movie

6.  everyone was off for MLK day

7.  I will NEVER live this down.

8.  And the highlight of the month--Grandparent's Day for Sara Beth

9.  trying to catch the few snow flurries that were falling

10.  tea party to Friends

11.  watching Marshall and David roll out their own dough and make their first pizza

12.  and the biggest part of the month was Anna Corinne having brain surgery to remove two tumors--praise God for Him answering prayers with a  "yes" and for a successful and much easier than anticipated surgery.  we had fun spending a few hours in memphis with the Peggs.

This picture makes me laugh SO hard!  First off--what is Sam doing?  Second--AC was not a happy camper!  Brain surgery is TOUGH!!!

Thursday, February 4, 2016


Yikes!  It's already February and I haven't done a single entry for January!  We had a very low key New Years Eve!  The Goldmans came over and we ate, visited, and played some games!

I think this is the first picture we have of all 6 of them.

I printed off a bunch of Minute to Win It games off the computer and told Sara Beth to pick out 4 or 5.  She picked them out and gathered all the necessary materials for the games!

All the adults played too!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

December Activities

It seems like most of our traditions/activities all end up within about a 3 day period!  It just so happened to be on the ONLY cold weekend in all of December!  So, it almost felt like Christmas!  We had so much fun at the Belahaven Singing Christmas Tree.  This is one tradition that I remember from growing up and I love that my children will remember it!  

Sam NEVER EVER EVER falls asleep in people's arms.  I was extremely jealous of my dad!  I sure wish it started before 7:30--I mean it's dark at 5:00!!  At least one of the nights that would be super helpful!

And nothing says Christmas like a garbage truck in the Madison parade--notice how clean it is though!

 Our favorite part

We went to the Nutcracker with our friends the Jordans and the Fluhrers.  Leigh was excited to watch Meg in it!

Every other year the children's choir at church puts on a program.

Leigh's piano recital

Sam had a Christmas program at school.

He worked very hard on his part--that's a lot of "s's" for a boy that needs speech for his s sound!

 His favorite Christmas carol!

Sam and Mrs. Brown

Sam, Ben, and Edward

We had a live nativity at church for the children's Sunday School classes.

Christmas parties at school

 I was in charge of Sara Beth's party and that meant in charge of games--we played some fun Minute to Win It Games!

SB had a really fun gymnastics team Christmas party!  Sam planned all day what he wanted to do!

 The kiddos had fun with the Goldman's decorating gingerbread houses in their pjs!

What a treat to be invited into Grammy Windham's Candyland!

So... my friend, Shirley Windham, has always talked about snowball fights with marshmallows.  I picked up some at Kroger and kept them in my car for just the right time.  Well....I didn't take into account the wet weather.  Note to self:  Don't ever do marshmallows when it's rainy outside because...

this happens!!

Daddy was a hero and put together lots of legos!

 And took the kids to see The Force Awakens. I will never believe that he dressed up with them!  He hates dressing up!  I hope they will always remember that!

We took advantage of a beautiful day and the Belahaven students being on break and spent some time on the campus.

We didn't get as much time as we wanted to look at Christmas lights due to all the rain, however, we did manage to go once or twice (even if it was after Christmas)!